DOTr: Libreng Sakay fund allocation DBM prerogative

September 14, 2022 Jun I. Legaspi 123 views

THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) recognizes that the budget allocation for Libreng Sakay is within the prerogative of the Department of Budget (DBM) in accordance with government’s fiscal priorities and with due approval from Congress.

In an official statement, the DOTr stated “we should understand though that while Libreng Sakay provided much appreciated transport relief during the pandemic, its long-term viability is untenable considering the constraints to the national budget.

We are more than willing to collaborate with the Office of the Vice-President (OVP) on Libreng Sakay as we did several weeks back, dedicating five OVP buses for Libreng Sakay in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao, said DOTr in the statement.”